Maher Quraan

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Portfolios Of Funds That Do Well In A Bear Market

In this article, I analyze four Model Portfolios, one for each of the corrections that began in 2000, 2007, 2011, and 2015, and compare them to the …

Investing

Eight years late, Palestinian mail arrives in West Bank

JERICHO, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinians in the occupied West Bank are about to receive a special delivery of more than 10 tons of mail that has been delayed by Israel for the past eight years.<p>Postal workers have been sorting through thousands of mail sacks in the West Bank city of Jericho for …

Israel

Report: US-made bomb used in deadly attack on Yemen school bus

Reports suggest Lockheed Martin-produced bomb was behind deaths of dozens of people, including 40 children, in recent air attack on school bus in northern Saada province.<p>US President Donald Trump's administration is facing mounting criticism over its role in the war in Yemen.<p>According to a CNN …

Extremism

Israel rejects UN report on protecting Palestinians

Israel has rejected a report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlining options for strengthening the protection of Palestinians in …

Israel

Norwegian activist injured by Israeli gunfire in Kafr Qaddum protest

A female Norwegian activist suffered a bullet injury on Saturday evening when Israeli soldiers violently attacked a peaceful protest in Kafr Qaddum …

Middle East

Israeli settlers uproot dozens of olive trees in Jenin

Damages have yet to be counted.<p>In April, the Shin Bet, Israel's internal intelligence agency, reported a spike in Israeli hate crimes against …

Israel

Israeli Gunfire Kills 2 Palestinian Gaza Border Protesters

The ministry named the dead men as Karim Abu Fatayer, 30, shot near the central Gaza Strip town of Bureij and Sadi Moamer, 26, killed near Rafah, in …

Israel

Israeli settlers cut down 200 Palestinian olive trees

<b>A group of Israeli settlers have attacked an orchard in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and chopped down hundreds of fruitful olive</b> …

Israel

U.N. chief suggests options for improved Palestinian protection

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The protection of Palestinian civilians could be improved by the deployment of U.N.-mandated armed forces or unarmed observers, a beefed-up U.N. civilian presence or expanded U.N. assistance, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in a report on Friday.<p>The United …

Israel

Watch a mother gorilla kiss her newborn baby for the first time

Annual Clear the Shelters event aims to boost pet adoptions<p>02:22<p>Jane Lynch hosts a 4th hour edition of ‘Hollywood Game Night’<p>02:53<p>Jane Lynch joins KLG and Hoda to help Clear the Shelters<p>02:58<p>Adopt a pet without the adoption fee! Lear more about NBC’s Clear the Shelters program<p>00:44<p>Watch Jenna Bush …

Pets

Martin Shkreli’s Lawyer Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

The corporate lawyer convicted in 2017 of aiding in the fraud schemes of pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli has been sentenced to 18 months in prison …

Martin Shkreli

Helium 101

Most people know Helium as the lighter-than-air gas that fills our party balloons, but more importantly, it’s an irreplaceable element for science and industry.<p>Helium was discovered in 1868 during a solar eclipse.<p>Astronomers observed a yellow light in the sun’s corona and couldn’t explain it with …

Natural Gas

Israeli Attempts to Overthrow Corbyn and Other Foreign Leaders

It’s no secret that Israel has intervened regularly and violently in the affairs of foreign nations including attempts to murder and/or overthrow …

Israel

Israel releases Palestinian teen after 40 months of prison

Seventeen-year-old Murad Alqam<p>JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- The Israeli authorities released a Palestinian 17-year-old boy, on Friday, after ten months of …

Israel

One State: A view from Gaza

There are those who believe that Israel’s recently-passed Nation-State Law represents a failure of the one-state option, as it formalizes the …

Israel

Israel clears itself of wrongdoing in 2014 Gaza assault which killed 135 Palestinians

<b>Hamas decries Israeli decision to end ‘Black Friday’ probe</b><br>Al Jazeera 16 Aug — Hamas has condemned an Israeli decision to close a military …

Israel

Classical music censored for Israel

German composer asserts freedom to stand up for Palestinian rights.

Israel

Benjamin Ladraa: ' You don't have to be Palestinian to care about the injustice in Palestine'

By: Jennifer Janineh<p>BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Benjamin Ladraa is a Swedish human rights activist, who walked 4,800 km through 13 countries over a span of …

Israel

Israel-Palestine is not an equal conflict – for that reason we can’t let people like Corbyn be tarnished as terrorist sympathisers

As the wreath scandal rolls into a fourth day of rolling news coverage, one would be forgiven for thinking that the prime antagonism in the …

Palestine journalist arrested by Israel military, accused of inciting violence

A Palestinian journalist was arrested by Israeli occupation forces yesterday morning during a raid on his hometown of Burham, north of Ramallah, in …

Middle East

Want to combat Israeli authoritarianism? Listen to Palestinians

<b>Jewish and international observers are constantly having to catch up to what Palestinians have always known about Israel. This needs to …

Israel

Between garbage and sewage: Israel’s future plans for Khan al-Ahmar

<b>To avoid being transferred to a garbage dump in East Jerusalem, the villagers of Khan al-Ahmar will have to convince three other Bedouin communities</b> …

Israel

Drowning among Israeli settlements, an ancient Christian village in Palestine struggles to survive

Nestled in the hilltops of the central occupied West Bank, an ancient Palestinian Christian village is gearing up for a fight against the Israeli …

Israel

Israel lobby group J Street withdraws Rashida Tlaib endorsement

The Israel lobby group J Street has withdrawn its endorsement from Rashida Tlaib.<p>“After closely consulting with Rashida Tlaib’s campaign to clarify …

Israel

Palestinians Can’t Keep Living Like This

In a tiny West Bank village not long ago, a teenage girl slapped a heavily armed soldier outside her home. The prevailing sense among 7 million Jews was that she was a violent renegade, a kind of apprentice terrorist. But almost 7 million Palestinians saw her act as effectively, or at least …

Israel

95 pct of Gaza industrial factories shut down due to Israeli crossing point closure: officials - Xinhua

GAZA, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- More than 95 percent of the industrial factories in the Gaza Strip have stopped production due to the closure of the …

BDS: how a controversial non-violent movement has transformed the Israeli-Palestinian debate

Israel sees the international boycott campaign as an existential threat to the Jewish state. Palestinians regard it as their last resort.<p>By Nathan Thrall<p>The movement for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel – known as BDS – has been driving the world a little bit mad. Since its founding …

Israel

A Palestinian Bedouin Village Braces for Forcible Transfer as Israel Seeks to Split the West Bank in Half

On August 1, Israel’s Supreme Court confirmed an earlier ruling authorizing the village’s razing but temporarily delayed demolition, giving the …

Israel

20 Dividend Stocks to Fund 20 Years of Retirement

The conventional approach to funding retirement is to withdraw 4% of your savings in the first year, followed by “pay raises” in each subsequent year …

Retirement

Gaza cancer patients have no medicine

Hospitals in the Gaza Strip are running out of medicine as Israel’s siege of the territory continues.

Israel